I have been following Diana Peterfreund's blog for years and one of the reasons is that Diana and I have something in common, Persuasion is both our favorite Jane Austen novel. I am not sure how long ago she announced that she was writing a modern adaption to Persuasion, but it seems like I have been waiting forever for this book. It is more than just a modern retelling it is a post apocalyptic retelling of Persuasion. Retellings can be tricky they need to follow the story enough but also be their own as well and I think Diana did a fantastic job of creating very similar feelings and yet making the characters new.
I knew it was a bad idea to start reading it right before bed and I was right because suddenly it was 3 a.m. and I really did try and go to sleep but I couldn't my mind was racing and I was too awake. I finished the book with the sunrise that morning and managed to sneak a couple hours of sleep. It was totally worth it!
When I stopped at the bookstore to pick up For Darkness Shows the Stars, I also saw they had new paperbacks for Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone which have a sneak preview of the sequel due this fall. Days of Blood & Starlight. I sat down right there in the store and read it, my heart could almost not handle it. Counting down the days till fall!
I also saw Moonrise Kingdom and laughed a lot. Wes Anderson's attention to detail is so amazing, I now have a new movie house I want to live in. I also wish I could read all of Suzy's books here is a little glimpse of the lovely books.
Let's not forget that I have seen Snow White and the Huntsman twice and would gladly see it a third and fourth.
I noticed Chris Hemsworth in Star Trek and who didn't notice him in Thor? But having a crush on him just seemed too excessive (click on the link for Thor to understand). But after seeing him in Snow White with his brown hair (not a fan of blonde hair) and Scottish accent, I would now like to welcome him to my collection of fictional boyfriends. I would also like to mention that the studio is committed to writing a script for a second Snow White, if they can do it right I hope they will make it I loved the world.
Also I want a fairy.